Island challenge swim over

Endurance swimmer Anna Wardley from Gosport has completed her swim around the Isle of Wight. The challenge took more than 24 hours.

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Swimmer is fourth to circle Isle of Wight

Anna Wardley during her swim round the Isle of Wight Credit: Simon Jessop

Gosport swimmer Anna Wardley has become the fourth person to swim around the Isle of Wight, in a time of 26 hours, 33 minutes and 28 seconds.

She successfully completed the swim as part of her charity fundraising challenge to swim round five islands.

The Isle of Wight was the last island she had to tackle. She previously had to pull out of a swim around the Isle of Tiree after becoming extremely cold and having trouble breathing.

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